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Spring Cleaning: 6 Ways to Refresh Your Supply Chain Operations
Steve Rice  
5/2/2016   Post a comment
Here are a few tips and strategies for “cleaning house” to achieve greater end-to-end supply chain visibility, drive operational efficiencies, and increase customer loyalty.
The Day After the iPhone Fell
Rick Merritt  
4/27/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s iPhone slump marks a new day for a semiconductor industry searching for a driver.
3D Printing Finally Matures & Goes Mainstream
Jim O'Reilly  
4/27/2016   Post a comment
There are serious uses now for 3D printing and it promises to revitalize production by bringing creative designs and small-lot printing to many industries.
3D-Printed Bones May Be on Horizon
Amy Norcross  
4/26/2016   Post a comment
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2016   Post a comment
New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
Getting Beyond Passwords in the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
This infographic offers step by step instructions on how users can secure their cell phones, which may contain critical business data, in a few easy steps.
Trust but Verify: Wisdom on 3PL Relations
Puga Sankara  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
“Doveryai, no proveryai” - Trust but verify – As a 3PL are you able to provide service levels that are not just a trustworthy but also verifiable?
Set-Top Debate: The Next Episode
Rick Merritt  
4/19/2016   Post a comment
The latest round of the great set-top box debate is well underway, but it’s unclear who will win this longstanding battle among tech giants.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends
Josh Roffman  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
Industrie 4.0 Gets a Boost from Bosch
Ariella Brown  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
Privately owned Bosch is taking a major role in Industrie 4.0 with its own IoT cloud.
2016’s Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
As labeling emerges as becoming a mission-critical component in the global supply chain, it’s important to take a closer look at what changes are driving today’s trends in labeling.
Robotic Process Automation Builds Agile Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
4/12/2016   Post a comment
Complex supply chains require visibility and control. Robotic Process Automation (RPA), also called software robots, process information for a more agile development of business applications.
Nanium & UTAC Partners on Wafer Level Packaging & Testing
Julien Happich  
4/11/2016   Post a comment
Europe's primary OSAT company Nanium SA has signed a collaborative agreement with the Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider UTAC Holdings Ltd (UTAC) to provide a complete turnkey backend solution for Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) solutions.
6 Critical Components of Successful Contract Management Software
Antonis Papatsaras  
4/11/2016   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs can streamline the sales process and boost profitability by deploying contract management software with a few key features.
Embedded SIMs Shake IoT & Smartphone Supply Chains
Pablo Valerio  
4/11/2016   Post a comment
GSMA has presented the final release of its “GSMA Embedded SIM Specification”. This new type of SIM is integrated in the main circuit of a M2M platform, wearable, tablet or other mobile device, but it has no initial credentials and those can be provisioned over-the-air after the device is activated.
Security & Compliance Key Concerns in the Cloud
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/8/2016   (1) comment
As much as organization are enthusiastic about putting their supply chain systems in the cloud, a natural skepticism remains, as they try to insure that they can secure their data and meet compliance obligations.
Making a Smartphone World
Logical Link  
4/7/2016   (1) comment
Dozens of third-world countries are in various stages of embracing technology in the form of a handheld device. And, that will continue to have far-reaching supply chain implications as component makers and OEMs strive to reach billions of people waiting to be part of the smartphone revolution.
Dry Heat Proves Hazardous to PCB Assembly
Michael Allen  
4/6/2016   (2) comments
As your boards use smaller and smaller SMT components, it may be time to audit your contract manufacturer’s humidity control systems.
Diving into How the Electronics Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Circular Economy
Pamela J. Gordon  
4/4/2016   Post a comment
The electronics industry has a lot to contribute to creating a circular economy. This slide show takes a look at leading thoughts on the topic.
IoT Takes Business World By Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2016   (1) comment
In the next five years, the use of IoT in business is going to explode, and security concerns will grow right along with the market.
Foxconn, Sharp Make a Deal. What Next?
Junko Yoshida  
3/31/2016   Post a comment
The Sharp-Foxconn soap opera, playing out publicly since 2012, exposed an unusual level of raw emotion between the two companies.
Forge Fabless Success with Hybrid, Flexible Manufacturing Sourcing
Syed Alam  
3/29/2016   Post a comment
By using a thoughtful combination of known Good Die and Wafer Buy strategies, fabless semiconductor companies can balance material costs, risk, and yield to meet demand.
Autopilot: Flying vs. Driving
Junko Yoshida  
3/28/2016   Post a comment
Autonomous car developers disagree whether to design a driverless or driver-optional vehicle. This disparity illustrates the almost impossible tasks in making infallible autonomous cars and predicting human behavior in interactions with highly automated systems.
Fabless Semis Potentially Erode Competitiveness
Syed Alam  
3/28/2016   Post a comment
Ballooning cost structures are undermining the competitiveness of many fabless companies. These organizations need to consider new strategies.
OFC: Pluggable Module Makers Claim They Can't Make Money
Martin Rowe  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
At OFC 2016, a panel of optical module makers, suppliers, and users blamed the market, the technology, and the datacenter mentality for their woes, but they're still in the game.
Samsung Beating Apple in the Innovation Game
Puga Sankara  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is better than iPhone because its battery lasts longer and it charges fast. Why can’t Apple make the iPhone battery bigger and incorporate fast and wireless charging?
Why the Supply Chain Needs the iPhone
Samuel Mueller  
3/22/2016   Post a comment
With the iPhone, all sorts of possibilities open up in the supply chain for order entry, inventory management, asset tracking, and much more.
Some of My Best Friends are Engineers
Philip Stoten  
3/22/2016   Post a comment
In the wake of National Engineers Week, which gave us days of inspirational quotes about, and from, those involved in engineering, let's give thanks for the work of engineers.
Apple Event: What To Expect
Brian Dipert  
3/21/2016   Post a comment
What will the Apple event bring today? Here's an educated guess.
12 In-Car Devices to Watch Drivers
Junko Yoshida  
3/18/2016   Post a comment
Automakers know that drivers get tired, they get sleepy and, more often than not, their attention wanders. But technologies to monitor drivers have taken on a whole new meaning, as more automated features come into cars.
Back to the Future: Pricing Still Center Stage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/18/2016   Post a comment
Although we've moved forward, with more large organizations naming a chief procurement officer (CPO), the reality of business pressures remain, keeping procurement pros focused, to some extent on pricing rather than strategy.
Drones' Challenge: Add 'Autonomy' in Flying
Junko Yoshida  
3/17/2016   Post a comment
Most consumer drones today are flying blind. Taking on the challenge of autonomous flying are DJI, the world’s leading drone maker in Shenzhen, China, and Movidius (San Mateo, Calif.), a designer of low-power computer vision SoCs.
Quality at the Heart of PLM
Rob Spiegel  
3/16/2016   Post a comment
Quality tools are getting embedded in PLM systems to help design engineers manage quality data.
Smart Glasses May Replace Smartphones
Jessica Lipsky  
3/15/2016   Post a comment
While still at the stage of prototypes and developer kits, the nascent market for virtual and augmented reality headsets will explode by 2018, according to a panel of proponents at the Game Developers Conference.
Want ROI? You Need Rationale, Organization, & Initiative
Eric Allais  
3/14/2016   Post a comment
You have to ensure a project has the right purpose, you have the right organization to embrace what needs to happen, and the ambition or initiative, to launch and continuously improve your processes to drive results.
Are Your Charging Habits Degrading Your Smartphone & Tablet?
Max Maxfield  
3/10/2016   Post a comment
Recharging your smartphone or tablet computer when it's down to 50% charge may significantly extend the service life of your battery.
Intel Commits to No More Conflict Minerals in 2016
Ariella Brown  
3/10/2016   Post a comment
EBN talks to Intel about its plans to become totally conflict mineral free during this calendar year.
Mobile ID & Supply Chain: A Game Changer
Pablo Valerio  
3/9/2016   Post a comment
Mobile ID, combined with Smartchips, near field communications (NFC), and iBeacons, can secure the logistics chain in manufacturing, packaging, and delivery.
Open, Hardware-Based IoT Security Can Be a Win/Win for Innovation & Regulation
The prpl Palette  
3/9/2016   Post a comment
Technology devices offer a wealth of possibilities for tech savvy owners keen to push their device capabilities to the limits. At the same time there are logical reasons why lawmakers and regulators need to lock down certain functionality.
Taiwan Earthquake Leaves Supply Chain Warnings in its Wake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/8/2016   Post a comment
The recent earthquake in Taiwan offers a conversation starter for global electronics OEMs who are hoping to leverage the event as a cautionary tale for risk planning.
Consumer Robots in 10% of Homes by 2020
Pablo Valerio  
3/2/2016   Post a comment
Consumer robotshave been moving into our lives at a slow pace than some expected. But that is about to change.
Inadequate IoT Security Puts Regulators on Collision Course with Consumers & Entire Open Source Movement
The prpl Palette  
3/2/2016   Post a comment
Whether its in products as mundane as a WiFi router, or as forward thinking as drones and smart cars, the IoT is making its place in the world and regulators and consumers are at odds in terms of how best to regulate it.
Taking Action on Data: Is it Getting Any Easier?
Frank Cavallaro  
3/1/2016   (1) comment
Data overload is frequently cited as the biggest hurdle to taking advantage of sophisticated telematics systems. Are companies getting any better at helping their customers break down, interpret, and use the data?
Atlas Robot Wows
R. Colin Johnson  
2/29/2016   Post a comment
Google's (now Alphabet's) Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot for DARPA wows, makes sci-fi feel like reality.
Data Rich, Information Poor: The Conundrum of the Distribution Center
Puga Sankara  
2/26/2016   Post a comment
Everyone has data, but real success is about insights. It's important to understand how to effectively leverage data for measurable success.
Offering Support & Best Practices for Global Labeling
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/25/2016   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Mike Thornton, director of technical services & support, at Loftware, a maker of enterprise labeling solutions, to get a handle on the best practices around labeling that have emerged.
Consolidated Contract Handling Empowers Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2016   Post a comment
By creating a holistic approach that stretches from supply chain and procurement through legal, human resources, and IT, electronics companies can get ahead of the contract curve.
Near Field Communications Addressing IoT Adoption Barrier
Rich Quinnel  
2/23/2016   (2) comments
Proclaiming a "new era in NFC" (near field communications), semiconductor vendor NXP has announced two new devices that target applications beyond traditional financial transactions.
4-Step Appreciative Inquiry Process Solves Procurement Issues
Somdipto Ghosh  
2/23/2016   Post a comment
By using an appreciative inquiry model, purchasing departments can take the focus off of what's going wrong and focus squarely on how to get things moving in a good direction.
20 Notable Tech-Based Playthings that Took Toy Fair 2016 By Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/22/2016   (4) comments
The North American Toy Fair was abuzz with new toys that teach engineering and electronics or incorporate the latest technology. Take a look at some of the newest innovations.
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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.